Discuss the activity on slide 35. As a class, create a mind map of words to help with the sentence construction. Ask the students:
What is in the picture?
What words could you use to describe the bird?
What is the bird doing?
What adverbs could you use to help describe what the bird is doing?
Where is the bird?
What words could you use to describe the tree-house?
Ask the students to use the words from the class brainstorm to write a sentence in their workbooks which describes the picture on the slide. Once they have finished, encourage volunteers to share their sentences with the class.
Can you add an adverb to your sentence to help describe the verb?
Can you add information about where the event is happening?
Can you add information about when the event is happening?
Allow the students time to add to their ideas to re-create their silly sentence.
In pairs, allow the students to share their silly sentences with each other. Encourage the students to provide positive feedback, or suggestions for improvement.
Encourage more confident writers to write more lengthy silly sentences.
Allow students who find writing challenging to work with a teacher or teacher aide during the writing activity. Alternatively; use a recording device so that the students can express their ideas verbally before they begin the writing process.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities